Sunday, March 22, 2009

Introducing Christian O'grady

We have worked with a number of talented photographers, artists and designers. Christian was no exception. 2 months or so ago, models and stylists fought the Michigan winter and gathered at Christian's studio in Pontiac. It was a long day which included both male and female models along with some experimental approaches to shooting Vividbraille's latest collection. Its funny the difference between what people think happens to create a clothing label and what actually happens. The long photo shoots are one of those things that you look back on fondly but while going through it, it becomes a long ass day filled with makeup, hunger, hairspray, lights, cigerettes (mostly Michelle's) bagels, strawberry, cream cheese, models waiting and a lil bitching here and there. All directed by Christian and his camera. Here is a look at the latest along with links to our latest look books. Enjoy!

http://vividbraille.com/lookbooks/womens09.pdf








Monday, March 16, 2009

A weekend in the city (St. Pats Edition)

Chicago is a city that has always been good to me, always involving friends, good times and a lil business. Our St. Patrick's Day Weekend was not different. I've never been the green beer frat boy type and while that didn't change I dabbled enough in the festivities to feel Irish for at least a lil while. Jason was as hospitable as always and never lets us down with a list of things to do usually starting at 8 am (if the mortals who need sleep are lucky). Its amazing to see the motivational power of a bunch of happy morning people harrass a person who needs more than 3 hrs of sleep after drinking for hours on end. Who needs alarm clocks when there are 3 girls who use blow dryers at 7 am? you would have thought we were going to a 5 star restuarant, with the 3 hour prep work including giggling, blowdrying, giggling, blow drying and a shit load of hair spray. I guess a green river, which admittly was more interesting than I anticipated, is the next place to be seen. Fashion Week New York who? It was great weekend with a lot of cool peeps. I look forward to the next time...thanks to all my crazy Chicago St. Pattie's day friends! Pics Too be continued...